Under My Christmas Tree

by Marti Long
There are many boxes wrapped so prettily with bright paper and ribbons sitting under my tree. And guess what? I already know what is in each one. That one in the back is filled with hope. Hope for a future with no virus and vaccine enough to give all who need it. And the small one over there is filled with tears. Yes, I do have a few of them once in awhile. The long box is filled with friendship. People here and people far away. Another box is full of memories. Photos, treasures, remembrances of times recent and times past. That round box is filled with faith. Faith that we can feed the world and save Your creation. The box with the shiny paper is filled with family. Family that is so caring and so helpful and so supportive. And that big crate over there that is much too big to fit under the tree is filled with love. So much love that it is spilling out of the box, around the whole world, and reaching up into heaven! So you can see that my gift list has already been filled with joy! Joy to the World! Christ Jesus comes again!
Come and join us today on Christmas Eve as we celebrate
Christ's birth.

4:00 pm for Lessons & Carols with the Taize Choir.

7:00 pm for a Candlelight Service with the Sanctuary Choir and Communion

Both Services will be livestreamed:
The Longest Night prayer service is now available for your enjoyment at the Valley Presbyterian Web Site.  

Longest Night Prayer Service
How do we make sense of the complexity of modern life from a Christian worldview?
In partnership with the Faith Formation group, a new class named "Faith Works" will be starting Tuesday, January 11 at 4:00 p.m.  This class center on lively discussion about current events.  We will be using a website most of the time, but will always allow for more current events to be discussed. 

For more information, contact Chuck Ramsay at or 520-526-2593.
Written by Dr. Atul Gawande, BEING MORTAL discusses the last stages of life from his experiences with patients.  This class will meet for 6 weeks for 90 minutes, and will be facilitated by Eloise Frederickson, Chris Erickson and Pastor Diane Christopher.  Purchase books online or through Pastor Diane.
We are fortunate to have Mia Lee Cooper here every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., for chair exercise classes. Mia Lee Cooper is a certified exercise trainer. 

On Friday, December 24, at 10:00 a.m., Mia will be leading an extra exercise class here at Valley Presbyterian Church. 
If you have any questions contact Mia Lee Cooper at         
Pam and Dave are international speakers for Operation Mobilization with responsibility for activities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, and North India. Speaking Farsi, they have been active in Iran with Afghanistan refugees who have no legal status in Iran and are cruelly treated. When they write “AFGHANISTAN: MY TEARS”  it is their deep personal experience and is reflected in their work in Wisconsin.
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